Category Archives: News

Global Environmental Change Threats to Heritage and Long Term Observing Networks of the Past

IHOPE has put together a theme to document the threats to our human and environmental heritage from global environmental change. These threats include wind, the sea, and rising soil temperatures, which…

IHOPE annual meeting in October 2015

The annual meeting of the Committees of IHOPE met in Uppsala in late October, with nearly half of our thirty-nine members attending, some from as far away as Australia, India,…

From ‘collapse’ to urban diaspora

A new article by Lisa J. Luceroa, Roland Fletchera and Robin Coninghama, published in Antiquity, investigates the transformation of low-density, dispersed agrarian urbanism: In the tropical regions of southern Asia, Southeast…

Remains of Greenland

Danish and Greenlandic researchers will improve the understanding of processes controlling the preservation of archaeological sites in Greenland and develop research based tools that can be used for locating and…

Four PhD positions in sustainability at Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Center have announced four PhD positions in sustainability: PhD student in sustainability – focus on sustainable and healthy diets PhD student in sustainability – focus on the biophysical…

Why did the Viking migrate to Greenland?

Why did the Norsemen cross the Atlantic to settle in Greenland in the Middle Ages? Was it the possibility of profiting from the coveted trade in walrus tusks that drove…

Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk

Erosion threatens many archaeological sites around Scotland. SCHARP helps save and record some of Scotland’s precious heritage before it’s lost forever. Follow their work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsCoastalHeritageAtRisk

New Publication – Detecting and Understanding Historical Landscapes

A new publication from the ‪Medieval ‪Archaeology  group, University of Padova focusing on the study of the historical ‪landscapes; ‘Detecting and Understanding Historical Landscapes‘ co-edited by Andrew Reynolds and Alexandra Chavarría Arnau. The book…

NEW! Emerging Knowledge Hubs

Networks are a key element in broad interdisciplinary and stakeholder initiatives, as they foster and enhance collaboration among researchers, practitioners, governments, and local communities. While the sharing of knowledge at…

2nd IHOPE International Historical Ecology meeting Nov 13-15. 2015

IHOPE is excited to announce the 2nd International Historical Ecology meeting taking place November 13-15, 2015 at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada). The event will be a continuation of the…